Born: Sept 16, 1944
St Thomas Jamaica
Died: Oct 27, 2000
Winston Grennan, was one of Jamaica’s outstanding drummers. He helped define rock steady in the mid 60s, and was the leading drummer in the island’s top session bands. He continued to back every noteworthy artist in Jamaica, in
the early reggae period, including Bob Marley. As a premier exponent of the rock-steady idiom and creator of the one-drop beat, Grennan is among Jamaica’s original master drummers,
one who has created a unique playing style and made important contributions to the island’s popular music.
In April of 2000, Winston was diagnosed with lung and bone cancer and passed away on October 27, 2000.